Lawrence Township Licenses Haiku LMS

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The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indiana has adopted learning management system Haiku LMS from software developer Haiku Inc., the company reported last week. Teachers will begin using it in the fall. Also announced was a new version of Haiku LMS--2.0--which adds functional and UI enhancements.

Haiku described its LMS as a Web 2.0 learning management system, whose focus "is to provide web-based learning management software for educators that "acts" like a desktop application but facilitates collaboration and innovation."

"We think that haiku LMS has a lot to offer our teachers; from the features available, ease of use, and having 24/7 access to editing their sites without any additional software, anywhere they have Internet access," said Kathleen Rogers, technology facilitator and website project manager at Lawrence Township, in a prepared statement.

Lawrence Township serves about 16,000 students.

In addition to the new implementation, Haiku also launched a new version of the LMS June 20. The new 2.0 release adds in several enhancements, including:

  • New discussion capabilities;
  • Drop box functionality;
  • A secure Inbox; and
  • UI enhancements, including new skin designs.

A forthcoming version 2.1 will also add in a new dashboard function to provide account management and reporting features for administrators. It's expected to be released within the next few weeks.

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